Monday, 28 February 2011

St Petersburg - Swiss Alps - Air Pacific - Japan


John Crook


It's Victory Day in St Petersburg

It would make sense to seek a reservation making a link with the 2011 Russian Victory Day celebrations.  The five-day event combines the May 9 parade which celebrates the end of WW11.   It's a full-on package, one which should suit those with even the faintest knowledge of Russian history.  The tour departs May 7 and includes four-star accommodation, arrival and departure private car transfers, some meals and privately guided  sightseeing.  This is a tour not to be overlooked.  To get the full story why not check out or ring 1800 221 712.


Ski vacations in the Alps

If you are quick off the mark, there's still time to take on some skiing in the Swiss Alps.  Check out the 'Happy Family' packages  which combines a week's accommodation, ski passes and access to sports and leisure centres.  There are also 'her and him' packages and an Easter package which is valid from March 27 to April 25. Check


Air Pacific a fine way to sample Fiji and beyond

They claim to be the friendliest airline in the world.  That's some claim.  I first sampled their friendship 15 years ago.  Almost time for another inspection and sampling.  Perhaps the package priced from only $1199 ex Sydney or $1299 ex Melbourne.  That price offers inclusive flight, stay and drink.  That's enough to get me checking further.  I suggest you do the same, just to be sure you have not misread the facts.  Call Specialist Holidays on 13 13 81 for more news on the option above, and also to check out other packages.


Cultural treasures of Japan

To get the real feel of Japan, there are special departures April 16. May 13, September 17 and in October, two departures. A nine-day escorted small group is priced from $4401 per person twin share.  Some departures feature colourful festivals and sumo wrestling.   Make contact with to get the full story on conditions, inclusions and the itinerary.  The tour package includes some travel aboard the bullet train, tour escort and entrance fees for the itinerary sites.


Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.     This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.    Need a holiday ?  We're archived on